Like it or not, Apple is a trendsetter, albeit it isn’t the primary to return out with a product or technology. So when it repurposed its MagSafe branding to hide magnet-assisted wireless charging, it had been expected that some manufacturers would imitate sooner or later. It’s no surprise, either, that one among those would be OPPO. The smartphone maker has admittedly been at the forefront of charging technologies for smartphones, and its new MagVOOC tech is its latest plan to maintain that lead.
The disadvantages of current wireless charging technologies are mostly well-known by now. Devices need to be positioned correctly on the surface, and therefore the charging coils can’t be too far apart. The latter is being addressed by “air” charging that’s still in development, while the previous is being solved by the new generation of magnetic wireless charging solutions.
OPPO MagVOOC, a bit like Apple MagSafe and Realme MagDart, utilizes magnets to properly align a phone’s wireless charging coil to the charger. This ensures that it’ll always snap into place perfectly regardless of how you place the device.
OPPO’s showcase at the Smart China Expo 2021 revealed three MagVOOC wireless flash charging products. There’s a typical wireless power bank, an ultra-thin flash charger, and a charging stand that the corporate says reduces 60% of the preparation time when trying to charge a phone. However, OPPO didn’t enter detail about how briskly its MagVOOC charging tech is.
The company also revealed in-car phone connectivity technologies at the event, including a digital car key that lets owners use their OPPO Find X3 or OPPO Watch 2 to unlock their cars. The devices also can be wont to remotely access some car functionality, like turning on the air-con or sounding the horn. However, OPPO didn’t mention when these technologies are expected to hit the market.